'Rapid Application Development with Mozilla' Author Interviewed by (Part 1)

Wednesday January 7th, 2004 has published the first part of an interview with Nigel McFarlane, author of Rapid Application Development with Mozilla. In the interview, McFarlane discusses how enterprises can build on the Mozilla platform when developing tools for their own in-house use and explains how Mozilla's cross-platform nature makes it perfect for mixed computing environments. In another recent article, McFarlane supplies some tips for deciding whether to use Mozilla in an enterprise IT setting.

#3 Re: It's bloody difficult

by jilles

Thursday January 8th, 2004 3:44 AM

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In addition to being non trivial, the mozilla platform is a moving target. Just look at how many (mostly) trivial extensions break between versions of mozilla and firebird. Most application developers will only adopt something like mozilla if they have some guarantees that their products will work with future mozilla versions. Basically you just want to create your application, install it next year on whatever mozilla version is fashionable then and not have to worry about whether it will work.